Category: Blog

Reading is in the good books for Renfrewshire pupils

Pupils have caught the book bug this week as schools across Renfrewshire took part in the national reading campaign Book Week Scotland. Raising literacy levels in children and young people across all early years, primary and secondary schools is a significant part of Renfrewshire’s ambitions. The Renfrewshire Literacy Approach, a cutting-edge partnership between Renfrewshire Council […]

Curling champ Eve coo-d have a new rival!

ICE hockey Highland cow mascot Clangus is trying to e-moo-late European curling champion, Eve Muirhead. Eve has returned home after leading the Scotland women’s team to a gold medal at the European Curling Championships, in St Gallen, Switzerland, last weekend. But it was back to grassroots for the 27-year-old, as she gave curling lessons to […]

Mhairi Black Backs Tesco Food Bank Collection

Mhairi Black MP has thrown her support behind a nationwide food collection to help people who find themselves in need this Christmas. From Thursday, November 30 to Saturday, December 2, more than 2,600 Tesco stores across the UK are taking part in the annual Food Collection, which encourages shoppers to donate long-life foods to help […]

Ladies Lunch raises £24,000 for charity

The festive season kicked off in impressive style this weekend, as the St. Vincent’s Hospice Ladies Lunch raised an incredible £24,000 for their charity. The event was hosted by Steve McKenna and featured live entertainment from girl group Feeva, along with a three course lunch and an exclusive selection of pop-up shops at the Grand […]

Leather Company with global links backs Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021

The biggest manufacturer of leather in the UK has created a bespoke Visitor’s Book to celebrate its backing of Paisley’s bid to be named UK City of Culture 2021. Paisley is one of five places shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2021 title alongside Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea, with a decision announced this […]

Christmas shopping is child’s play with Drop ‘n’ Shop

Parents are getting the chance to do their Christmas shopping without worrying about keeping their children occupied. In the busy run-up to Christmas, Drop ‘n’ Shop activity camps are being run by Renfrewshire Leisure at local sports centres. This means parents can take their children along to the Drop ‘N’ Shop and then head off […]

Paisley pupils connect with Indian counterparts through unique Digital Tapestry project

School pupils from Paisley and India have bridged the 4,000 plus miles between them to create unique artwork based on their shared lives. The Paisley and Jodhpur Digital Tapestry brought together 100 young people from two continents, who exchanged photographs on image sharing website Cluster to gain an insight into each other’s lives. Like Paisley, […]

MSP “very disappointed” by news Town’s RBS to close

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has spoken of his disappointment at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s decision to close their Renfrew branch.   The bank announced today (Friday 1st December 2017) their intention to close the branch on Canal Street in June 2018.   Mr Mackay has written to RBS seeking a meeting with the […]

Diane Mitchell Music School Update

Thursday 14th December at 6.45pm – Christmas Concert at Paisley Methodist Central Halls. Pupils are welcome to come along to our Christmas concert and perform a song they have been working on. All family and friends welcome. Tickets will be available at the door – £5 for adults & £2 for children/concessions New term for Saturday […]